Moscow commends North Korea’s decision to dismantle the nuclear test site Punggye-ri in the country’s northeast, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the media on Wednesday, TASS reports.
"We welcome the decision to hold a special ceremony on May 23-25 heralding the dismantling of the North Korean nuclear test site to which journalists from Russia and a number of other countries have been invited," Zakharova said.
Moscow expects a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump scheduled for June 12 in Singapore to be successful, she went on.
"We mark a trend towards the easing of tensions around the Korean Peninsula," the diplomat said. "We welcome the agreement to hold a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore."
"We expect that the announced event will be successful and consolidate the positive trend of settling the subregional problems," Zakharova stressed.